Friday, 12 August 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream: new book art

This latest piece of book art is finally complete!

A Midsummer Night's Dream is retold as a wordless narrative using a combination of old and new technologies: intaglio printmaking and laser cutting.  The result is a panoramic piece of book art that visually narrates the story and draws inspiration from the imagery of the text.

The book itself will be in a very small edition of only seven (eight including the display copy pictured here).  The display copy of it is currently on display as part of my exhibition A Knavish Lad at McNaughtan's Bookshop and Gallery until the end of September.  The exhibition also includes framed work, etchings, laser cut art and a black and white (pre-aquatinted) version of the book, which I will share more on in another post.

Enjoy the photos!  Any questions, comments or queries about the artwork are all welcome.
The finished book (on wall) measures over 2 metres in width

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